“A short film…flung out of space”
Carol fans rejoice! Out and proud queer director Allison Tate has created a short film capturing exactly what it feels like to be a Carol-holic.
In the film, Carol super-fan Blanche shows up to a meeting at the Carol support group doing her best Carol Aird impression (props to actress Ashley Morton for serving up some Cate Blanchett realness), throwing the group of recovering Carol-holics into a obsessive 1950s lesbian spiral. With shot for shot recreations and replicas of props and costumes, the short is the homage that Carol deserves.
Director/writer Allison Tate shared this teaser trailer on Twitter:
— Allison Tate (@AllisonFilms) August 31, 2017
This loving homage to Carol (2015), is packed full of references to the Oscar-nominated film and has been given the seal of approval from the film’s writer Phyllis Nagy:
Thank you, Allison! I sure hope every Carol Addict gets the Carol or Therese they deserve.??❤️
— Phyllis Nagy (@PhyllisNagy) August 28, 2017
Directed by Todd Haynes and released in December 2015, Carol touched the lives of many of it’s viewers and received 6 Oscar nominations. Voted the best LGBT film of all time, it serves as one of the most positive cinematic and celebrated depictions of a lesbian relationship in cinema. Naturally, the film has a massive fan base, with fan fiction and art still being posted online regularly. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara’s onscreen chemistry as the boisterous Carol Aird and mild-mannered Therese Belivet is one for the ages.
While a sequel to the film is unlikely, it’s fan-made content like this that keeps us Carol addicts going.
Watch the full short film here.
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